The first two videos in this little series were filmed in the Côte de Beaune and focused on the white wines of Burgundy. Now we have traveled north to the Côte de Nuits to Gevrey Chambertin for a chat with Nicolas Rossignol-Trapet. Nicolas’ family has incredible history in the area, his father’s family (the Rossignol side) has been in Volnay since the 16th century, and his mother’s (Trapet) in Gevrey Chambertin since the 18th century, so it’s safe to say that wine runs in his veins.
Interestingly, the town of Chambertin was the first to add the name of its most famous vineyard to its name to become Gevrey-Chambertin, in 1847. Since then, many other villages have followed suit, such as Aloxe-Corton (Aloxe is the village, Corton the vineyard) and Vosne-Romanée (Vosne is the village, Romanée the vineyard).
Nicolas has 12 hectares of vines in Gevrey Chambertin and 2ha in Beaune. In his cellar, we did a tasting of several of his wines from the 2009 vintage which are already beautiful wines and with the aging they deserve, are going to be even more astonishing.
My personal favourite was the Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 with it’s deep aromas that drew me in to layers of silky, earthy tones surrounded by classic minerality. The Latricieres vineyard is next door to the eminent Chambertin vineyard.
In this short video, Nicolas tells us about the wines of Gevrey Chambertin and explains which vintages are drinking well now and which to keep, and also why he has chosen to use biodynamic practices in the farming of his vineyards.
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Tara – Wine Passionista